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    ALS from First National Bank, Tucson, to Cochise County Bank, Tombstone, Regarding Contention Mine, October 20, 1883, Tucson, Arizona, one page, 8" x 10.5", First National Bank letterhead. In this letter from B. M. Earl, cashier of the First National Bank, to A. Springer of the Cochise County Bank, he writes (in part): "A friend of mine wishes to get some reliable information concerning the Contention Mine; I presume he wants to know what work is being done, whether they are extracting ore or merely developing, also about the number of men they have at work in the mine, how much ore they mill and how much bullion they ship." Signed "Yours Truly / B. M. Earl". Contention City, Arizona, a famous ghost town, is the setting for both film versions of 3:10 to Yuma. Near fine condition with original folds and some toning at the top edge.

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